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Lack of hydrants delays LF-R efforts at house fire
Lugoff home suffers $120,000 worth of damage
Lugoff Fire
Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews battle a major blaze on Lander Lane shortly after midnight Wednesday. LF-R Chief Dennis Ray said the three occupants of the home all escaped uninjured thanks to warnings from smoke detectors, but crews were delayed in getting enough water to the fire due to their being no hydrants on the street. - photo by LF-R photo
A lack of fire hydrants delayed Lugoff Fire-Rescue (LF-R) crews getting more water to battle a two-story house fire on Lander Lane in Lugoff’s Hunter Crossing subdivision shortly after midnight Wednesday. LF-R Chief Dennis Ray said it is not uncommon for hydrants in rural subdivisions to be placed more than 1,000 feet apart, making it tough for firefighters to do their jobs. Responding to calls from area residents, Ray said when LF-R Engine 10 arrived, crews found heavy smoke in the front of the home and the occupants safely evacuated in the front yard.